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Author of Beautiful Oops!, Illustrator, and Musician

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Author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg tells kids it’s OK to make mistakes. In his bestselling BEAUTIFUL OOPS!, Saltzberg offers a life lesson and an antidote to our overly-structured perfectionist culture that traps kids and adults alike. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it can be seen as the shape of a monster. An accidental tear in your paper can become the roaring mouth of an alligator. Saltzberg shows us how a mistake can be made into something beautiful or clever.

"The concept that an 'oops' is OK takes the sting out of making a mistake," Saltzberg says. "If we stifle creativity too often, we risk discouraging kids from being creative altogether." Saltzberg travels the country talking to schoolchildren and teachers, and recently did a standing-room-only event at the National Art Educators' Association convention. His newest book, ARLO NEEDS GLASSES, follows a shaggy dog as he reads an eye chart, looks through a phoropter, and assures schoolchildren who wear glasses—one out of every five—that they are cool and fun.

The author of more than 30 books for children, including Good Egg and the popular Touch and Feel Kisses series, Saltzberg is the recipient of a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a 2010 Playonwords.com PAL (Play Advances Language) Award for promoting language development, a Parents' Choice Gold Award and a 2011 Teacher's Choice Award for the Family. He was the first American picture book author to be sent by the U.S. State Department to China as part of its cultural exchange program.

Born in Los Angeles, Barney Saltzberg has always loved to draw. His mother, a painter, wouldn’t let him use coloring books, so as a child he learned to create his own characters and drew all over his lunch bag every morning before school. He studied art at Sonoma State College and children's book writing and illustration at Otis/Parsons. BEAUTIFUL OOPS! was born when he spilled coffee on a sketchbook and on an impulse made the stains into coffee-blob monsters.

Saltzberg has been a keynote speaker at the California and Rocky Mountain Reading Associations and the Southern California School Library Association, and has spoken at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is also a musician and composer, having recorded four CDs of songs for children; and he often plays the guitar and sings during his school presentations. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.

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Barney Saltzberg

Author of Beautiful Oops!, Illustrator, and Musician

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Barney Saltzberg Biography

Author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg tells kids it’s OK to make mistakes. In his bestselling BEAUTIFUL OOPS!, Saltzberg offers a life lesson and an antidote to our overly-structured perfectionist culture that traps kids and adults alike. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it can be seen as the shape of a monster. An accidental tear in your paper can become the roaring mouth of an alligator. Saltzberg shows us how a mistake can be made into something beautiful or clever.

"The concept that an 'oops' is OK takes the sting out of making a mistake," Saltzberg says. "If we stifle creativity too often, we risk discouraging kids from being creative altogether." Saltzberg travels the country talking to schoolchildren and teachers, and recently did a standing-room-only event at the National Art Educators' Association convention. His newest book, ARLO NEEDS GLASSES, follows a shaggy dog as he reads an eye chart, looks through a phoropter, and assures schoolchildren who wear glasses—one out of every five—that they are cool and fun.

The author of more than 30 books for children, including Good Egg and the popular Touch and Feel Kisses series, Saltzberg is the recipient of a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a 2010 Playonwords.com PAL (Play Advances Language) Award for promoting language development, a Parents' Choice Gold Award and a 2011 Teacher's Choice Award for the Family. He was the first American picture book author to be sent by the U.S. State Department to China as part of its cultural exchange program.

Born in Los Angeles, Barney Saltzberg has always loved to draw. His mother, a painter, wouldn’t let him use coloring books, so as a child he learned to create his own characters and drew all over his lunch bag every morning before school. He studied art at Sonoma State College and children's book writing and illustration at Otis/Parsons. BEAUTIFUL OOPS! was born when he spilled coffee on a sketchbook and on an impulse made the stains into coffee-blob monsters.

Saltzberg has been a keynote speaker at the California and Rocky Mountain Reading Associations and the Southern California School Library Association, and has spoken at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is also a musician and composer, having recorded four CDs of songs for children; and he often plays the guitar and sings during his school presentations. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.

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  • How to book Barney Saltzberg?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Barney Saltzberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Barney Saltzberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Barney Saltzberg or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Barney Saltzberg?

    Booking fees for Barney Saltzberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Barney Saltzberg, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Barney Saltzberg?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Barney Saltzberg for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Barney Saltzberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Barney Saltzberg or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Barney Saltzberg or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Barney Saltzberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Barney Saltzberg for your event is available upon request. Barney Saltzberg generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Chapman, Barbara Rainey, Erin Merryn, Kevin Eastman and Bobbito Garcia. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Barney Saltzberg for an upcoming event.

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